Hi, I'm Ruth, a multi accented female voiceover and character voice actor. From audiobooks to games, animations to corporate, documentary and commercial, I can provide you with the voices you need. My voice is very versatile and I have a wide array of characters. My native Scottish brogue is just one of the large range of accents that I can effortlessly slide between.
I am after all.... The Tartan Chameleon!
I have a custom built, broadcast quality studio here in the United Kingdom. It is acoustically designed and treated to suit my voice and it is equipped with top quality microphones, pre amps, outboards and software.
Well, it’s just a couple of days now till I head to this year’s One Voice Conference and Awards where I am fortunate enough to be nominated for ‘Female Best Animation Performance’ for my wee cameo as ‘Tock’ in the US anime series RWBY. Myself and fellow voice actor and friend Nicola Vincent (also nominated!) will be donning our glad rags and attending the ceremony. It’s going to be a fun night and it’ll be a real honour to be amongst some great talent. Whatever happens on the night I am already delighted to have been selected for nomination from around 2,300 entrants…so already a winner, winner, tofu dinner! (?)
I also had my first trip to the States to attend VO Atlanta which was a blast. Met some lovely people, attended some great workshops and talks including a fantastic one by Randall Ryan from Hamster Ball Studios about characters in gaming. I also took part in the team challenge which was a lovely experience: I joined a team of 6 VOs who had never met previously and together we created a 1 min ad. There were 5 teams competing. Ours didn't win but it was such fantastic team! we had such fun creating a studio in a hotel bedroom and recording the ad, giving each other feedback and getting a really polished piece.
I have been busy with audiobooks as always and just in the middle of recording the third book in Helen Harper’s lovely “City of Magic’ series about an apocalyptic magical Manchester. I love her books!
I also had a corporate VO job in the Big Smoke earlier this week…ironic because it was a character piece about a patients journey to quit smoking! Lovely people at Vaudeville Sound and as well as the main character I was reading I also read in several other characters, doctors and friends and shopkeepers. It was a really enjoyable session. And they bought me a vegan sandwich for lunch!
If you have visited my site before you will notice that i now have a new logo. It’s a tartan chameleon (featuring the Urquhart tartan) to reflect my ability to switch characters so easily. This is part of my mega push to get more animation and gaming and drama work. That doesn't mean I am stopping audiobooks or corporates but I definitely want more work with character stuff. And now that I have all my reels done inc my Drama one (check it out on this site) by the fantastic Kirsty Gillmore, I feel ready to tout my wares more in these areas.
So watch out animation/gaming/radio drama…the Tartan Chameleon is on her way!!